Ireland Old News
Wednesday, July 4, 1849
A letter, dated from Melbourne, 29th
December, 1848, addressed to her mother by one of the girls who were sent from
this union workhouse to Australia in August previous, is before us. The writer,
in fulfillment of her last promise to her mother, sends a letter by the first
ship that sailed after her arrival. "My dear mother," she writes,
"I only want you, my brothers and sister, to complete my happiness. We had
a lovely voyage, a real good captain and doctor, and only 3 months at sea"-
the shortest passage, as the girl remarks, ever made to that colony. She and her
companions, were very kindly treated by the Governor, and were not hurried off
into places, though there was a great demand for them. The poor girl had a wish
she frequently expressed to her mother gratified, that of being with a good
mistress who is willing and able to make her a good servant.- The character she
got was "that she was one who would rather be below, cleaning and sewing,
than on deck." She advises her sister and brother to mind their schooling,
and concludes a very nicely written and affecting letter by sending her blessing
to Mr. and Mrs. Hart (the Master and Matron), Dr. Devlin, the School Mistress,
and others in the Workhouse to whom she felt attached.
The Select Committee appointed on Irish
Poor Laws, who were empowered to report their opinion on the Minutes of Evidence
taken before them from time to time to the house, have further considered the
matter to them referred, and have agreed to the following resolutions:
A NEW TRAINING SCHOOL- We have just been informed by a person of unquestionable veracity, that a school has been formed in a certain quarter of this town for the purpose of training pick-pockets in the light fingered art of that respectable profession. Considerable ingenuity is manifested in the plan adopted by the talented professor, for perfecting his pupils in the different branches of the trade. A pair of trousers is stuffed with hay, and suspended from a cross beam by a cord in the centre of the class. The different pupils approach in their turn and thrust their hands alternately into a pair of tight pockets, left purposely in each side of the trousers. The test of proficiency is that of putting in, and withdrawing the hand with the least motion to the artificial legs. If we hear any more of this matter, we will give locality and names next week.-- Sligo Guardian
A MODEL EEL CATCHER- One morning this week a boy went a-fishing up the shallows of the river which runs through this town. A few perches above the Victoria bridge he captured an eel about a yard long. He held his slippery prisoner most tenaciously by the centre; but the fish made such use of its extremities as was likely to give the juvenile adventurer the worst of the battle. In the moment of extremity he had recourse to a plan which, we presume, will not have many to imitate it. The urchin, rather than loose the eel, actually caught its head in his teeth, and ran thus with it to the bank of the river, to the no small amount of several persons who were at the time looking on.-- Sligo Guardian.
THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS
We have the most favourable accounts from all quarters of the
state of the crops. From Crossmolina, Swindford, Killala, and the rural
districts they are of a very cheering character. The late rains have fallen when
most needed and have done infinite service to the country. The potato crop never
looked better. and the same may be said of the wheat, corn, barley and turnip
It is our pleasing duty to continue our
favourable report respecting the sanatory condition of this town. Cholera, whose
approach is so much dreaded, has not made its appearance here or in any of the
neighbouring towns, and malignant diseases of any character are by no means
The "Elizabeth" arrived here on the 27th ult. from Belfast, with 925 bags of biscuit, weighing 112 lbs. each, from the commissariat department, consigned to Assistant Storekeeper Fraser, and was distributed to the following temporary Poor Law Inspectors:- Captain Hamilton, for this Union,500 bags; Captain Farran, Castlebar Union, 225 bags; and Captain Hanley, 200 bags, for the Swinford Union. On Monday last the "Visitor" arrived here from the same place with 430 bags of biscuit consigned to Mr. Fraser, and was handed over to Capt. Hamilton, for the use of the union. Some of this biscuit has already been given for outdoor relief.
THE RATE IN AID
In pursuance of an order from Mr. Power, Poor Law Commissioner, a sum of £322,552 is to be assessed upon the several unions in Ireland, in proportion to the annual value of property rateable to the relief of the poor, according to the present valuation. We subjoin the amount in each union in this province:- Ballina, 2,228l.; Ballinrobe, 2,130l; Ballinasloe, 3,384l.; Boyle, 1,983l; Carrick-on-Shannon, 1,425l.; Castlebar, 1,249l; Clifden, 499l; Galway, 2,272l; Gort, 1,162l; Mohil, 1,451l; Roscommon, 1,838l; Swindord, 1,154l; Sligo, 3,705l; Sligo, 3,705l; Tuam, 2,114l; Westport, 975l.
BALLINA QUARTER SESSIONS- Friday
In this case Barret was indicted for
having feloniously taken between £5 and £6 from the house of Mr. Daniel
Madden, of Ballycastle.
PROSECUTION OF A PRIEST FOR MARRYING A PROTESTANT AND ROMAN CATHOLIC
At the Petty Sessions of Achil, on
Saturday last, the Rev. P.O'Malley, R.C.C. was summoned by the Rev. Charles
Seymour, the Protestant Rector of Achil, for having celebrated a marriage
between one of the Coast Guard service, who was reputed to be a Protestant. and
a Roman Catholic girl, contrary to the provisions of the 7th and 8th Victoria,
cap. 8. It appeared in evidence that Mr. Seymour, hearing of the marriage having
been celebrated, thought it his duty to make inquiry into the matter, in order
to have the law put in force, when, fearing the coast guard should be tampered
with, he sent for him, and he voluntarily signed a declaration of his being a
Protestant, and of the celebration of the marriage by the priest, whereon Mr.
Seymour caused a summons to be served on the priest, to attend at the petty
sessions on Saturday last, when the case came on before D.J. Cruise, Esq. R.M.,
and W.C. Moroney, Esq., R.M.
The Earl of Lanesborough is the new
representative Peer for Ireland, in place of the Earl of Mayo.
3rd Light Dragoons-H.F.G. Coleman,
Gent. to be Cornet, by purchase vice Townsend who retires.
Died-In this town on yesterday, Mr. Francis Loftus.
Wednesday, July 11, 1849
| THE LINEN TRADE- It is
satisfactory to learn that the Irish linen trade is, at present, in a more
prosperous state than it had been for some time past. Our mills and
manufacturing establishments are generally in active operation; and the exports
are considerably on the increase. Commensurate with this state of the linen
business, we find preparations going on for the further extension of one of its
branches. Messrs. Corry and M'Blean are now erecting extensive buildings at
Crescent-field in the immediate vicinity of Belfast, adjoining the Botanic
Garden, for the manufacture of damasks of the finest quality. The works will be
on an extensive scale, extending to 360 feet in length by 90 in breadth."
The designs and drawings which we have seen of the buildings are very elegant,
and the works will prove an ornament to the locality in which they will be
erected. Mr. Corry has added very much to the beauty of this portion of Belfast,
by the handsome houses he has built at Crescent-place; and this new undertaking
will still more enhance the attractions and value of the vicinity. The
employment of the hands required for the buildings and the manufacture will also
prove a source of additional benefit to our population.--Northern Whig.
MURDER- One of the most cruel, cold-blooded murders that ever disgraced humanity was perpetrated last week within three miles of Clogjordan, on the borders of Tipperary. As Mr. Daniel Egan of Ballydonagh, a most respectable young man, 24 years of age-the unfortunate victim in this case-was proceeding on his way to mass, to Barna, in the company of his father, mother and two sisters, it appears he stopped some few perches behind them. The 'mass path' led to a narrow lane with a high ditch on each side, through which they had to pass. He had not gone far in the lane when a pistol was discharged from behind the ditch, and on his father turning round when he heard the report, saw his son tumble in the lane a lifeless corpse. He received two large slugs; one entered his side, immediately opposite his heart, and the other a few inches lower. An inquest was held on the body, hen the usual verdict in such cases- 'Wilful murder by some person or persons unknown' - was returned. On examining the lane it was found that the assassin had a hole bored through the top of the ditch so large as that he could take deliberate aim. The deed was committed by one only; he was seen running from the place after the shot was fired. The only reason that can be assigned is this:- his father is a middle landlord and bound to pay the head rent, though he had not for the last two years even so much from his tenants, and in consequence was obliged to have recourse to harsh measures to recover it.
A relieving officer, of the Castlebar union, and his assistant were convicted at the Ballyglass petty sessions last week, in the penalty of £1 each, for using a fraudulent weighing machine at the food depot. It appeared from the evidence of Mr. Sheridan, Inspector of Weights and Measures, that the unfortunate recipients of out-door relief were defrauded of about 33 cwt. of meal weekly.
EMIGRATION- The brig "Granville,"
Browne, master, sails from Killala for New York on tomorrow with ninety-five
Royal Regiment of Horse Guards-Cornet
W.J.H. Gambler to be Lieutenant by purchase, vice the Hon. L.A. Grant, who
SHAMEFUL PROCEEDINGS- It has seldom
been our duty to record more disgraceful proceedings than that which was allowed
to take place on Wednesday last, in St. John's churchyard, while the remains of
a young man named Murray, one of the Scots Greys, stationed in town, was being
interred. No sooner had the Rev. Mr. Shepherd commenced the burial service
(which appears to have been the signal), than a set of ragged urchins mounted
the tree which overhung the grave, and commenced hooting, shouting, throwing
clods, &c. to the no small annoyance of many respectable parties who
attended the funeral, and who did everything in their power to check the
disturbance but to no avail. As this is only one of the many scenes that from
time to time occur on such occasions, of which the inhabitants cannot but be
well aware, we deem it at present unnecessary to say more than merely direct the
attention of the authorities to the matter, who, we are sure, will at once put
an end to such ruffianism, by making one or two examples, which, we are inclined
to think, will have the desired effect. We may here add, marriage parties are
treated in a similar way whenever they visit the church.--Sligo Guardian.
On Friday, the lady of William F. Ham,
Esq., Woodbine Cottage Ardnaree, of twin sons, one still-born.
On Sunday last, by the Catholic Bishop, of the Diocese, at Milkview Cottage, the seat of his brother-in-law, John McHugh, Esq. to Kate, third daughter of the late Edward Howley, Esq. of Belleek Castle. After the ceremony the happy couple proceeded in their carriage to Kinnaird Lodge, the seat of James Paget, Esq. wehre they spent the honey-moon.
In Castlebar on Wednesday, the 4th
inst., at the residence of her son, M.L. O'Donel, Esq., Mrs. Margaret O'Donel,
relict of the late J.M. O'Donel, Esq.
GALLANT CONDUCT OF A COASTGUARD
THE PARSONAGE, BELMULLET, JULY 3- On
last Tuesday, about two o'clock, P.M., a poor woman, named Williams, while
gathering dillisk on the shores of the Atlantic, was swept away by a wave and
carried out to sea by the reflux. No person was near except a little girl, who
ran about helplessly shrieking. Hearing the cry the coast guard (Henry Abraham)
who was on duty about a quarter of a mile from the place, rushed to the spot,
and without hesitation plunged into the ocean. The woman, meanwhile, supported
by her dress, was struggling in the water nearly 100 yards from the shore, and
when Abraham reached her she was sinking through exhaustion; he caught and
gallantly bore her towards the land, but with his helpless burden sunk twice in
his efforts to regain footing. At length he succeeded in grasping and getting on
the rocks, still firmly holding the poor woman, who, I am sorry to say, died
subsequently from the cold and injuries, and want of means at hand to effect
The Vice Guardians of the above Union
will on Saturday, the 21st instant, proceed to appoint a properly qualified
person to fill the situation of Relieving Officer, in the above district, vacant
by the resignation of Mr. Pat Howley.
BALLINA FEVER HOSPITAL
Remaining on previous
Mr. Hampton ascends from his balloon at
Cork on the 16th instant.
Wednesday, July 18, 1849
It will be remembered that Mr. Hugh
Palliser Hickman, of Fenloe, in this county, was, in October, 1846, made the
object of a brutal attack. he is a gentleman of a very large property in the
county, and was at that time giving a great deal of employment, but left the
country in consequence of the outrage, and has since resided in England.
THE STATE OF IRELAND
SIR.- I have now added three more
unions to the list of those I have visited in the west of Ireland-viz., Scariff,
in the county of Clare, Limerick and Mallow, in the county of Cork. The very
different features of these several unions seem to me to deserve some notice, as
tending still further to show the "working of the Irish poor Law."
Scariff is a very poor union, and of course one very much embarrassed. On the
31st of May last, exclusive of Government grants, its liabilities were 15,118l.;
it had received in Government grants, 20,008l.; from the British
Association, 9,826l; from the Exchequer Loan Commissioners, 7,800l. I need
hardly say that it has had its periods of bankruptcy.- In May no supply could be
obtained beyond three days' food for the workhouse; for at least one day's
distributions to the outdoor paupers it failed altogether. The numbers in the
house and auxiliaries, as furnished me on my visit, were 1,493; out-relief list,
19,173. It unfortunately so happened the day I was there, that all the
authorities connected with the union were avoidably absent; however, the matron
and a clerk of the board accompanied me over the whole female department, the
fever sheds and hospital; and I saw the males at their dinner. Like other
embarrassed unions, it is easy to see that the guardians are placed in a
condition of great difficulty. The sheds and wards containing the sick were more
crowded than I could have wished. The females, adult and children, generally
seemed healthy. Amongst the sick of all ages and both sexes were many distinct
"famine cases," and there were not a few who looked to me as fast
passing on to the sick list. I did not go into any of the auxiliary houses but,
if the one of which I saw the outside is a type of the rest, I can only hope
that their exterior may belie their interior. The inspector and one of the
vice-guardians kindly waited on me the following day. Their account of the state
of the people and of the affairs of the union was sad indeed; thought, to my own
eye, the people I saw looked less generally starving than they do in the
do in the other places I have visited.
At Tralee, the lady of William J.
Neligan, Esq. of a daughter.
At Clanmellon Church, Benjamin James, son of the late Sir Thomas Chapman, Bart., Kilrea Castle, county Westmeath, to Maria Sarah, daughter of the late Richard Fetherston, Esq. Rockview.
This morning, in this town, Mary, wife
of Mr. John Layng, at the advanced age of 76 years, after a protracted illness
which she bore with Christian patience. She departed in the hope of eternal life
through the merits of her Redeemer, on whom she trusted.
DEATH FROM DROWNING
CROSSMOLINA, 16th July 1849- On Sunday
morning last, Charles Atkinson, Esq., Coroner, held an inquest into this town,
on the body of a deaf and dumb man named Michael Barrett. It appeared from the
evidence of Robert Cadden, of Crossmolina, that the deceased, accompanied by a
companion, also labouring under the same infirmities, left the Relief Depot,
about half a mile from this, where they had been to procure meal, and went in
the direction of that part of the river called the "Pigeon
Hole;" of small dimensions, but fearfully deep. Some time afterwards Cadden
saw a crowd of people and learned from some of them that the "Dummy"
was drowned. Having repaired to the spot, and obtained a very very long pole
with a gaff affixed to an end of it, he, assisted by another man succeeded
in landing the body which was taken to Crossmolina, put into a shell and locked
up in a waste house. This occurred on Saturday evening last. There was a woman
examined, but her testimony only went to show that the two "dummies"
had lodged with her for the last fortnight.
DEATH BY DROWNING- Last week Patrick Fitzgerald, a private of the 39th Regiment, while bathing in the Moy, near Foxford, where a detachment of that regiment is stationed at present, was seized with cramps and was drowned before some of his comrades, who were looking on, could render him any assistance.
VAGRANCY- Jeremiah Buckley, a country beggarman, remarkable in the streets for his piteous and continuous appeals for charity, was brought before the presiding magistrate and compelled to submit to a rigorous search, the result of which was the discovery of a savings' bank book in his own name, for 26l., together with 32s.6d. in silver. He was sentenced to be imprisoned under the vagrancy act, for one month, and maintained at his own expense.--Cork Examiner
Mr. Kernaghan, the late eminent ship broker and miller, was so greatly excited at the sale of some of his property in Enniskillen Leitrim and Ballyshannon yesterday at the Commercial buildings, that he dashed his watch to pieces on the ground, and in a frantic paroxysm attempted to strike Mr. Murray, the solicitor. Kernaghan said that after the sale of the Enniskillen lot, he would never return to his family there.
The Marquis of Ormonde has presented the Rev. T. Uniacke Townsend, to the vicarage of Kilsheelan, diocese of Lismore, vacant by the death of the Rev. Robert Shaw.
The cholera is committing havoc among the aristocracy. Judge Coltman of the Common Pleas, died yesterday of the sad visitation.
MAYO SUMMER ASSIZES
On yesterday the High Sheriff, Anthony Ormsby, Esq. entered the Court House, accompanied by his Under Sheriff, William Kearney, Esq., and handed the grand panel to the Clerk of the Crown, by whom the names were called over. These gentlemen to whom names figures are prefixed having answered, were sworn on the
1 A.C. Lynch, Esq., Clogher, Foreman-Carra
COLLISION BETWEEN THE ORANGEMEN AND RIBBONMEN
It is our painful duty to have to
record another of those deadly collisions between the Orangemen and Roman
Catholics similar in character but more distressing in its results, to that
which occurred at Crossgar, on the 17th of March last. The scene of this unhappy
affair was at "Dolly's Brae," within a short three miles of
Castlewellan, in the district of Banbridge. The circumstances are as nearly as
possible to the following effect:-This place, called "Dolly's Brae"
has from time immemorial been considered the stronghold of the Roman Catholic
party, and, until the late Twelfth of July, the Orangemen did not think it safe
to go in procession by that route. Unfortunately, their leaders, form some
miscalculation or other, thought they might pass it on this occasion,
unmolested. They did so certainly, in the morning, when on their way to
Tollymore Park, the seat of Lord Roden, where the Orangemen of the surrounding
district met by appointment, and, we understand, by special invitation from Lord
Roden. All passed over quietly enough on their way going over this
"Brae," although k o s here and there of the opposite party were to be
seen on the rising ground above this hill, evidently preparing for their return,
as the sequel, alas ! too lamentably testifies.
Royal Horse Guards-Lieut. R. Sheffield
to be Capt., by purchase, vice Hood, who retires; Cornet E. Breedon, to be
Lieutenant by purchase, vice Sheffield.
SLIGO GRAND JURY- Edward Joshua Cooper, Esq., Markree Castle, foreman; John Wynne, Esq., Hazelwood; Thomas Jones, Esq. Castletown; Joseph A. Holmes, Esq. Clogher; John Ffolliott, Esq., Hollybrook; William R. Ormsby Gore, Esq., Parkington; William Phibbs, Esq. Seafield; Sir William Parke, Dunally; R. Jones, Esq., Fortland; John W. King, Esq., Tanragoe; James Wood, Esq., Woodville,; G. Armstrong, Esq., Chaffpool; John Ffolliott, Esq., Jun, Hollybrook; William Weir, Esq., Lakeview; Lewis G. Jones, Esq., Woodhill; Jemmett Duke, Esq., Newpark; John Fenton, Esq., Dromore House; Jermy Jones, Esq., Tubberpatrick; Knox Barrett, Esq., Rathanna; Bernard Owen Cogan, Esq.; Liscanny; Chas. Gore Jones, Esq., Roughboy; Robert Young, Esq., Cummin; Godfrey Brereton Esq., Easkey.
Walter, the youngest son of the Rev. William Waller, fell from a window at Castletown on Wednesday, and was seriously injured. The boy is since convalescent.
A fleet of eighteen ships arrived in the Shannon two days last week, with bread stuffs from foreign ports for Limerick.
It is proposed to give the Cove of Cork the name of Queenstown in honour of her Majesty's visit.
Electricity is now used successfully in the treatment of cholera.
Mr. Alexander of Rathfriland, has bequeathed one thousand pounds to the fund for the support of the Church's Home Mission.
John O'Brien (Kent) committed to the Nenagh gaol on a charge of whiteboy offence at Garrykennedy lead mines, had not been more than a couple of days in prison when a registered letter from Australia was received at the Nenagh post office, directed to him, and it contained a bank draught for 70l., forwarded by his brother, with an intimation that his passage to Australia had been paid, and directing him to proceed without delay. The brother emigrated from Garrykennedy about seven years ago as a labourer.
The Rev. Dr. Finn, P.P., of Irishtown, near Dublin, whose death took place a few days since, officiated at the marriage of the late Daniel O'Connell, M.P.
Wednesday, July 25, 1849
CONVICTIONS AT THE MAYO SUMMER ASSIZES
Edward Padden, common assault, 5 months
imprisonment from committal.
AWFUL DEATH- A respectable farmer named Stapleton, who resided at Ballyanny, within a mile of this town, came by his death under the following melancholy circumstances:- On the afternoon of Saturday, while returning from Nenagh, he went to look at his cows which were grazing in a field convenient to his residence, whereupon his bull, whose ferocious nature was aroused by the annoyance of flies and intense heat of the day, rushed fiercely at the ill-fated man, knocking him down, gored his body in a frightful manner and killed him on the spot. When he had not arrived at home on Saturday evening, his wife and family became uneasy, an they caused messengers to go look for him to this town, thinking that he might have delayed with a friend. But they could find no tidings of him. On Sunday morning, as the deceased's wife was going to early mass, she observed the bull coming towards the house, and having blood on his horns, at which sight she was struck with horror. She then faced towards the field, where she found her husband's mutilated body, which was deeply pierced in several parts by the savage animal's horns. On Monday the unfortunate man's remains were followed to their final resting place by an immense number of friends and neighbours.--Nenagh Guardian.
INQUEST ON THE BODIES OF THE PERSONS KILLED AT MAGHERMAYO
JULY 16- At half past ten o'clock this morning the district coroner, Dr.
Tyrell, proceeded to take evidence as to how Patrick King, John Sweeney, Anne
Trayner, and another person, came by their deaths at Maghermayo, on Thursday
last. The depositions were taken in the case of Patrick King; but the coroner
intimated that the evidence would embrace a general investigation into the
character and circumstances of the whole case.
| HORRIBLE- A CHILD
PARTIALLY EATEN BY PIGS- On Monday an inquest was held by T. Izod, Esq.,
coroner, in the churchyard of Clonamery, near Innistioge, on the body of a child
four months old, belonging to a farmer named Richard Mylott, of Coolnamuck,
which met its death on Thursday evening, under the following circumstances. It
appeared in evidence that Mrs. Mylott put the child to sleep in a cradle in the
kitchen, and leaving to mind it another child aged nine years, went out to
assist her husband who was engaged in trenching potatoes. In a few minutes she
heard the eldest child scream in great alarm, and on running to the house she
found that two pigs had got into the kitchen, taken the infant out of the
cradle, and were then dragging its body each from the other, and tearing it with
the utmost ferocity, the voracious brutes being stained up to the eyes with
blood. Life was not at the time quite extinct, but the unfortunate infant was
soon after released from its sufferings.-- Kilkenny Moderator.
HORRIBLE- Mr. Gilbert Lloyd of Millview, Kanturk, made an application to the magistrates, last week, to have the dogs of the neighbourhood logged, as he stated that his men found the leg and arm of a corpse near his house after being devoured by dogs, and he in person was compelled to force away some dogs yesterday form another corpse, after devouring the head and neck and destroying the entire body. The workhouse burial ground is no Mr. Lloyd's farm, from which they were rooted; but there can be no blame attached to the vice-guardians, who have done all in their power to prevent a recurrence of such profanation.--Cork Examiner.
Limerick assizes have been fruitful in retributive judgment, at the criminal side of the court this summer. Wednesday last John Frewen, a farmer, was found guilty of the wilful murder of Peter Nash, a land bailiff. On Thursday, John Fogarty was convicted of the murder of Daniel Dillon, a farmer in good circumstances, and yesterday, Catherine Dillon was found guilty of conspiring, siding and abetting the murder of said Dillon, her own husband! Peter Nash was shot dead on the high road at Garden-hill, near Castle-Connell, and the assassin who stole behind his unsuspecting victim to fire the deadly shot, in a few minutes after helped to raise the dying man from the ground, like a friendly neighbour, which he assumed to be, commiserating the fate of the innocent man he had basely murdered!- Daniel Dillon, a man of honest character and good position in life, was inveighed out of his own house in the evening near Cappamore, by four of his acquaintances, and as he was crossing a ford they knocked him down and murdered him on the spot, with blows of stones on the head. One of the principals in this outrage, John Fogarty, the false friend of unfortunate Dillon, was found guilty; also, Catherine Dillon, the instigator of this monstrous deed; the faithless wife, and as the evidence yesterday disclosed, horrible to think so, the confidant and paramour of Fogarty, her husband's murderer! This day, Thomas M'Cormack stands at the bar of justice, arraigned for the same atrocious crime.
DR. LANGLEY- Dr. Langley arrived in Nenagh in a coach and four from the Queen's Arms posting establishment, Templemore, on the morning of Sunday, accompanied by his brother-in-law, Mr. George Jackson, and after driving through the town, proceeded to the county jail, where he surrendered himself to Mr. Rock, the governor of the prison, to bide his trial at the approaching assizes of Nenagh.--Tipperary Vindicator.
Lawson and Archibald Lawson were indicted for the wilful murder of James
Callaghan, at Ballymote, on the 18th of June last, by stabbing him with a
knife, and thus inflicting a wound of which he afterwards languished and died.
Messrs. French, Walker and Close, Q.C.'s appeared for the crown. The prisoners
were defended by Messrs. Keogh and Blakeney with Mr. Pollock of Ballymote, as
RECORD COURT- TUESDAY
This was an action of replevin brought
by Thomas Phibbs against Burton Phibbs, his landlord. The jury found for the
defendant. A point was reserved for the court above.
There are only 300 vacancies in the
Tralee workhouse, and not a month since, 1,000 paupers were begging for
admission, but no room then. The new potatoes are now in general use, and the
looks of the labouring poor, a Kerry gentleman assures us, are so improved, that
a man who had been out of the country for a month, would scarcely recognized his
poor neighbour under so gratifying a change.
(From a Correspondent)
CROSSMOLINA, JULY 24- I regret to state that
in this little town, hitherto exempt from the awful scourge, there is at present
a case of cholera. A man of the name of Leydon was attacked by it at a very
early hour on yesterday morning; the disease set in with the strongest
indications of terminating in immediate dissolution. Dr. M'Nair was in prompt
attendance, and administered the
necessary medicines. The patient, at the moment I pen this paragraph, 11 o'clock
a.m. still lives; he is, although free from cramps, in a perfectly collapsed
sate, and no hopes are entertained of his recovery.
The "Jessie" leaves the port of Sligo on Saturday, with passengers for New York.
At Enniskillen assizes Thomas Wilson, Thos. Kerr, and Robert Cathcart, convicted of the wilful murder of John Wilson, at Glencurry, were sentenced to be hanged on the 19th of August next.
In this town, on
Tuesday, the lady of James A. Porteus, Esq. of a daughter.
Edward Kittson, Esq., Surgeon, Nenagh, to Miss Short, sister to Richard Short, Esq., Ballyvandrum.
In this town, on yesterday, aged one year and eleven months, Daniel, son of Daniel Moran, Esq.
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